As this 40 day journey - which I now realize is simply the start to a new chapter in my life - quickly comes to a close, I have been pondering practical ways to continue to live out the lessons I've learned, and maintain the changes I have implemented. I am privileged to have … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 37: Staying Inspired
Have you ever watched a toddler who really wants something, maybe a toy, or better yet, something they shouldn't have, like a pen? If you have, then you'll notice that they are unbelievably persistent, especially when they think no one is watching. My 1.75 year old will stop at absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 36: Push Through It
“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:19 NIV The violence, the pain, the heartache overwhelming our country and world is not some distant thought or meaningless current event for me. As well it shouldn't be. Because any circumstance affecting our neighbor is already too close … Continue reading Creation is Groaning…
Shame became my companion... So secretly and subtily that I didn't even see him coming. Like that acquaintance that kind of tags along quietly with a group of friends, whose presence goes almost unnoticed until everyone else has left the party. And in this case, it was in the moment that I had lost hold of … Continue reading Exposing Shame
"I can't see the trees and branches!" My four-year-old son exclaimed on our way to drop him off at school, convinced that there was something wrong with his eyes as he attempted to see through the nebulous fog surrounding the car. He became increasingly concerned when he realized that he couldn't even see the … Continue reading The Fog Has Lifted
“And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart.”2 Samuel 6:16 KJV There may be times as we begin to leap, embracing the place God has … Continue reading Leaping Alone
“And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.” Acts 3:7-8 KJV Have you ever used the phrase "that's just the way … Continue reading Receive Strength and Leap!
“For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.” 2nd Samuel 22:30 Leap: verb \ˈlēp\ - “to spring free from or as if from the ground” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leap) With almost 2 months of 2016 nearly complete, many of us have reached or are reaching that interesting point … Continue reading Now is the Time to LEAP!
Coming into the New Year, one of my primary goals for 2016 was to be a woman of intentional action. I made up my mind that I would no longer talk about "it", I was going DO it! In order to record and share my journey to a life of intentional, deliberate, and prayerful action, … Continue reading ***NEW Action Series***